A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new
"It's just common sense," said Ald. Matt O'Shea, one of the resolution's sponsors. "Why would you add more seats when we reportedly have 100,000 excess seats in
O'Shea represents the 19th Ward, a Southwest Side union stronghold and home to many Chicago Public Schools teachers. But he said the resolution -- which carries no legislative authority beyond urging the city to take a stance -- came about because of the situation with schools citywide.
"We need to get a handle on what's going on here, rather than just building more charters," he said.